Monsters After Dark: A Beastly Paranormal Romance Anthology

by Isoellen, Merel Pierce, V.T. Bonds & Leann Ryans

When darkness falls, monsters come to play.

Heat. Claws. Teeth.

They rake over your body and draw you in. There is no one here but you and them; only their breath on your neck and your pulse throbbing in your veins.

They creep from the shadows, from the darkest of dreams. They are here to take. Conquer. Claim.

You know what they are, and terror seizes your breath. But you open yourself to the monsters.

And you let them in.


Ten exceedingly sexy short romances that will give you goosebumps in all the right places.

Reticent Desire Publications and the monster-loving readers’ group, Monsters, Demons & Knotting, oh My! is thrilled to present this limited-edition anthology featuring steamy encounters with creatures both paranormal and alien.

Our guys may be monsters—but this Halloween, your heart won’t be all they’ll eat….



Ophelia Bell
Nora Ash
L.V. Lane
Leann Ryans
Godiva Glenn
Leslie Chase
V.T. Bonds
Merel Pierce
Cass Alex

About the Authors


Isoellen is just your average, aging child-care worker who drinks too much coffee. Her first romance story was written in 1977 at 8 years old after seeing the movie Star Wars. She knew even then that a rogue on the wrong side of the law was a better mate than the boy on the hero’s journey.

The worlds she creates are violent and sensual, but her characters always find beauty in the decay and romance with intimacy. True love and happily ever after’s are guaranteed.

She lives in the Northwest and can be found looking for the piece of paper she wrote her last Facebook password on.

Merel Pierce

Merel Pierce was born and raised in the Midwest, USA. Ever the country girl, her hobbies have evolved to include nature photography, animal care, and exploring the great outdoors.

She is a crafter/art hobbiest, who spends her time writing, working on art projects, and keeping her two rescue dogs; a Schipperke mix and a Jack Russel, out of trouble.

She has always been drawn to the duality of life, learning early on to appreciate both the light and the dark of what the world has to offer. She believes there is beauty and meaning to be found in both the struggles and joys life brings and strives to share that with her writing.

Merel most enjoys writing dark, complex tales with raw, realistic characters. Her stories may not always close with a happy ending, but she will always make you feel something by the time it's done. Whether that feeling is horror or happiness, you'll have to wait and see...

V.T. Bonds & Leann Ryans

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